Thursday, March 15, 2018

48 Hours

I have been home two days with a Meniere's flare.  The usual stuff, migraine, vertigo and vomiting.
I miss teaching.  I miss doing my normal day to day stuff.  I miss my normal. I have been reading about supporting Meniere's using the science of Neuroplasticity.  I think I might be on to something.

There is a great deal of material about managing Vestibular Disorders with not only traditional medicine but also using non-traditional techniques as well.  Mindfulness, meditation, yoga, diet, walking, plenty of water and fruits and veggies.  All things that I do and teach, I am about to up my game.

I am typical of so many who deal with Meniere's, I want answers ( yesterday) I want immediate relief,  and I want it to go away forever.  I am learning that with two chronic diseases ( menieres and primary immune deficiency ) in my life, there are no easy answers, and for my particular two, no cures.  I am stronger this evening, more stable and I had a meal this afternoon with no issues.  My biggest lesson I am learning, be here now.  It is what I teach daily, but with chronic disease I am reminded almost by the minute all I have is now.  I can't waste time and energy thinking about what if, or I wish, or why not. 

I know that so many who read this blog deal with much greater issues in their lives.  But support of those who love you, knowledge about what ever is going on, and the willingness to live in the moment can change your life for the better.  My worst moments are when I worry about tomorrow, when I fret because I have to ask for help.  Learning to ask for help has been my greatest block.  I was raised by an independent mother and have always had so much pride in my independence, but asking for help is not a weakness.  It is a way to let those around you, know you value them, that you appreciate all they do.  It is a way to remind yourself, you are loved.

Enjoy your Friday.  My wish is that I can return to my classes tomorrow,  but I will listen to my body and do what is best for me.

Don't forget to be kind.


  1. Dear Jilda, this must be so difficult to deal with and so often. I suffer pain on my right shoulder on a daily basis since my fall from the ladder and I fell again a few time on the ice this winter and the pain does wears me down. I'm always hoping it will go away and that I'll get a good night sleep but I wake up exhausted and have to put one foot in front of the other and go to the barn before 5:00am 7 days a week. I need some physiotherapy.
    In your case, I'm wondering if a naturopath clinic could be of help as they treat the whole body and not just the symptom like the medical doctors do.

    I hope that you're feeling better today and that you'll find some answers soon.
    Hugs, Julia
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  2. I wish you the best. Anyone who has a chronic condition longs for a day when a cure will be found. Maybe someday...

  3. Chronic conditions are also in my house. I understand the challenges. Like Emma, I pray for you to have symptom free days.